10 Best Ice Skating Spots in Colorado

10 Best Ice Skating Spots in Colorado

Colorado is king when it comes to winter sports, and ice skating is no exception. From the largest Zamboni-maintained lakes in the country to family ice centers in historic ski towns, prepare to be dazzled by the incredible quality at the 10 best ice skating rinks in Colorado. 

1. Evergreen Lake, Evergreen, CO

Enjoy one of Colorado’s biggest natural ice skating rinks at Evergreen Lake in Evergreen. This 8.5-acre lake turns into an outdoor ice skating oasis that offers ice skate rentals and even hot chocolate. Since the rink is outdoors, it doesn’t open until mid-December and may close occasionally depending on the weather. 

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2. Dorsey Lake, Estes Park, CO

Dorsey Lake is another outdoor rink located in Estes Park. Skating at this lake offers a more intimate session versus Evergreen Lake. Dorsey Lake opens up as a skating rink in late December through February with weather permitting. 

3. Black Family Ice Rink, Beaver Creek, CO

For those in the ski town of Beaver Creek, take some time off the slopes to enjoy Black Family Ice Rink. A Zamboni refreshes the ice every three hours, so you’re sure to find some smooth ice at this outdoor rink. Since this ice rink is located within Beaver Creek Village, those who aren’t skating can enjoy a hot chocolate while watching the skaters from the heated lounging area. 

4. Keystone Lake Ice Rink, Keystone, CO

A five-acre lake in Keystone turns into a popular ice skating oasis in this ski town. This outdoor skating rink offers on-site skate rentals and even has hockey boards set up for a quick game on the ice. Keystone Lake is actually the largest Zamboni-maintained lake rink found in North America. 

5. Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park, Denver, CO

Denverites can enjoy a great outdoor ice skating rink in the middle of the city. For those on a budget, this is a perfect ice skating rink to visit, since admission is free and skate rentals are only a few dollars. 

6. The Rink at Belmar, Lakewood, CO

The Rink at Belmar offers a family-friendly atmosphere with a variety of fun events throughout the winter season. Enjoy two-for-one skate every Tuesday and Skate With Santa on Saturdays during the holiday season. This outdoor rink is another skating option for those located in Denver. 

7. Winter Park Resort Ice Skating, Winter Park, CO

Surrounded by the mountains, Winter Park Resort Ice Skating rink is absolutely picturesque. Rent some skates and even take free ice skating lessons here. You can even enjoy a night skate until 10 p.m. at Winter Park Resort’s ice rink. 

8. World Arena Ice Hall, Colorado Springs, CO

This skating rink is where world-class skaters and hockey players go to train. Although World Arena Ice Hall is a training facility, public skating is offered on certain days and times. Since it’s an indoor rink, you can enjoy a skate no matter what time of year. 

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9. Town Park Outdoor Rink, Telluride, CO

Enjoy outdoor ice skating in the town of Telluride with the San Juan Mountains as a backdrop. Town Park Outdoor Rink has a warming hut, perfect from when you need a break from the ice. Enjoy an hour of free skating here from noon to 1 p.m. 

10. Winter Skate in Louisville, Louisville, CO

This Front Range outdoor skate rink is perfect for those living near Boulder. This pop-up skate rink appears every winter and has been pleasing Coloradans for over 14 seasons. Enjoy some hot chocolate and holiday music tunes while you brush up on your ice skating skills at Winter Skate in Louisville. 

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